Ginger is a staple in many in Indian and Asian cuisine because of its flavor. But did you now that this spice can do more than just give your dishes a kick? For centuries, ginger has been used to treat a variety of health issues and one of its uses is for your hair care. If you’ve been reading up on Ayurveda, you will find that ginger plays a role in several Ayurvedic treatments for the hair from hair loss, hair growth, and even dandruff just to name a few. Let’s find out how ginger can help with your hair care below.
Aloe vera gel and ginger
If you want to speed up your hair’s growth, the combination of aloe vera and ginger is highly recommended. For this recipe, you will need 2 tablespoons of fresh ginger juice, a tablespoon of coconut oil, and 3 tablespoons of aloe vera gel. You need to extract the juice from a fresh ginger root before mixing it with aloe vera gel and the coconut oil thoroughly. Apply this mixture to the roots of your hair as well as scalp and leave it on for about 20 to 30 minutes. Rinse it afterwards with herbal shampoo. You will need to do this 2 times a week.
Ginger with carrier oil
Another recipe that will help you with your hair growth is to use ginger with carrier oil. For this recipe, you will need a tablespoon of ginger paste and a tablespoon of carrier oil such as coconut oil, olive oil, or jojoba oil. Combine the two ingredients in a small bowl and set aside. Section your hair so you will be able to massage the solution on your scalp. After you have applied the oil on your hair, you should massage your hair and scalp for an additional five minutes then leave it for half an hour. Rinse afterwards using your regular shampoo.
Lemon and ginger
If you are having problems with dandruff, you should make this solution as soon as possible. You will need to prepare 3 tablespoons of yogurt, 2 tablespoons of fresh ginger juice, and a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice. Start by getting the juice from a fresh ginger root before mixing it with lemon juice and yogurt before applying it to the roots of your scalp and hair. Leave this mixture on your head for 20 to 30 minutes then rinse it off using herbal shampoo. This should be done twice a week to alleviate dandruff. What’s great about this solution is that the lemon has anti-fungal properties that can eliminate any bacterial growth that is causing dandruff in the first place.
Gooseberry oil and ginger
Hair loss is a common problem for many of us as it may be triggered by poor hair care routine, or because of some medical issues. Whatever the reason it is for your hair to start falling down, the main goal here is to stem it. Fortunately, the combination of 2 tablespoons of fresh ginger juice and 3 tablespoons of Indian gooseberry oil or amla can help you with your hair loss woes. Mix the two ingredients thoroughly before applying on your hair and scalp. Leave this on for 20 to 30 minutes then rinse afterwards using herbal shampoo.
When it comes to our hair, we need all the help that we can get, and the use of these natural remedies have been found to be effective in keeping our hair healthy and shiny too without any presence of chemicals that can worsen our hair’s condition.